User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


57° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
MLB
Chicago Cubs
4
Arizona
5
MLB
San Francisco
11
Colorado
8
Updated: May 23, 2015 5:35AM
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

MBK: SDSU's Home Court Advantage

January 23, 2014, 10:49 PM by Cat Clark

MBK: SDSU's Home Court Advantage
BROOKINGS, SD -

It is pretty rare for a D-1 basketball player to suit up for his home town school. SDSU senior Brayden Carlson has been doing that for four years now and he loves every minute of it.

Just as Nate Wolters becoming a house hold name, Brayden Carlson was moving across town onto the SDSU campus. For three years Carlson studied Wolters and now this year he has become the talk of his town.

"He was overshadowed by Nate obviously, because Nate had his hands on the ball quite a bit. We saw some games how well Brayden could play though," SDSU Men's Head Coach Scott Nagy said.

"I always joke that the point guard position is my natural position, but I enjoyed playing it as a backup behind Nate. I learned a lot from him and now I'm getting the chance to show what I can do at the position," SDSU Senior Guard Brayden Carlson said.

What he has done is bump his points per game total up from 9 to just under 16 a game. He also leads his squad in steals, assists, three-point percentage, and minutes played. All are things he is installing in the underclassmen.

"That's the case with any freshman class. You try to help them out, because they are going to help you. As far as keeping the tradition and legacy going with the program, it's important every year to bring guys in and show them how we do things and hopefully they grow from there," Carlson said.

Carlson has started 80 consecutive games in a Jackrabbit uniform, but he has been suiting up in Brookings since he was in grade school.

"Brookings is a special place, it's my home town. I grew up here. I've went to middle school, high school, and college here. Maybe I will live here someday, maybe not, but it will always have a special place in my heart," Carlson said.

He has had huge shoes to fill since Wolters left Brookings, but his teammates will be the first to tell you this year it's Carlson's town.

"He's a smart kid, he figures out how to get to the free throw line, takes smart shots, and he doesn't force the issue. When he is playing with confidence our team plays with confidence, so he's a great leader for our team," SDSU Junior Forward Cody Larson said.

Carlson and his Jackrabbits will welcome in their rival Bison this Saturday. Tip off is set for 4 o’clock.
 

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored
 

View sports

You may also like

Judge Dismissed Domestic Violence Charges Against Ray Rice

5/21/2015 10:32 AM

Judge Michael Donio dismissed the charges Thursday after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had complete...

Full Story
South Dakota High School State Golf Tournament: Day One

5/18/2015 6:28 PM

Here are the results from the opening day of play at the State "AA", "A", and "B" golf tournaments.

Full Story
Cary Eades Will Not Return As Stampede Head Coach

5/20/2015 10:54 AM

The Sioux Falls Stampede announced Wednesday that head coach and general manager Cary Eades will not be returning to the club for the 2015-16 season. ...

Full Story
South Dakota High School State Golf Tournament: Final Standings

5/19/2015 4:49 PM

Here are the final results from the South Dakota High School State Golf Tournaments.

Full Story
Kraft: Patriots Won't Appeal Team's Fine, Draft Penalties

5/19/2015 12:32 PM

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in t...

Full Story


Events